Motherless Mother’s Days

Absence is stronger than we think

Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash

I was three months old and she was 39 when my mother passed from a heart-attack that belonged to someone older but took her instead.

My father, not the mother-substitute-type-of-dad like the benevolent Fred MacMurray from My Three Sons TV fame, was stuck raising three daughters. Had he known what the future held, I’m sure he would have…



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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.